By Tia Lynn Ivey
A new 250-foot-tall telecommunications tower is slated to be built in Morgan County.
The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously voted to approve the new project, requested by Diamond Communications at the last regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
The new telecommunications tower will be constructed on 153 acres located at 4831 Eatonton Highway.
Jonathan Yates appeared before the BOC last Tuesday to describe the nature and need of the project.
“It’s necessary for wireless coverage in the area,” said Yates to the BOC before the vote.
The Morgan County Planning Commission reviewed the company’s conditional use application to construct the new telecommunications tower and unanimously voted to recommend approval for the project.
According to Yates, it will take 60 days to construct the new tower. The tower is expected to need eight to 10 maintenance services per year.
The BOC is hoping the new tower will improve wireless service in the county.
Diamond Communications is based in New Jersey, but has locations across 13 states and over 200,000 sites under management in all 50 states.
“We have longstanding relationships with the major wireless carriers, cable companies and internet of things companies, among others. “
“Our Senior Management team and Business Development Managers have ongoing dialogue with all relevant national and regional offices of entities deploying networks,” said a spokesperson through the company’s website.